Georgia Trend - April 2009

Catoosa County: Revving Up

You’ll forgive civic and business leaders in Catoosa County if they’re still smoothing out their pronunciation of farfegnugen. But the German marketing slogan for driving pleasure, made popular by Volkswagen, may soon become the catch phrase for the northwest Georgia…

2009 Industry Outlook

The director of the Selig Center for Economic Research at the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business reports on some key Georgia industries and their prospects for the year ahead. Ports Decreases in international trade, decreases in industrial production…

GreenRoom: April 2009

Georgia Power can build two new nuclear reactors in Georgia free from fiscal worry now that the legislature passed Senate Bill 31, allowing the utility to begin charging customers before the reactors are built. The Public Service Commission subsequently approved…

Political RoundUp: April 2009

Judicial panel: President Barack Obama will have several judicial appointments to make for the federal courts in Georgia this year, including four District Court judges, three U.S. attorneys and three U.S. marshals. The state’s congressional Democrats have set up a…

A Community Of "Spirit"

In 1958, the much-heralded Cedartown Bulldogs of famous coach Howard “Doc” Ayers came to Blakely/Early County’s Kolomoki Mounds State Park for summer football camp. I was on the team as a guard. Cedartown was a powerhouse and a few years…